Former UL Star Keeli Milligan Joins USSSA Pride
A former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun had a memorable moment in her softball career recently.
Former Louisiana infielder/outfielder Keeli Milligan scored her his professional run.
Keeli Milligan, who was selected by the USSSA Pride in the 5th-round of the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft back in April, was added to the Pride roster this week, and crossed the plate in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Beijing Eagles.
Milligan walked in her only plate appearance in her pro debut, before going 1-for-3 with a run scored and a run batted in Wednesday's 5-0 win over Beijing
The speedster scored on the play below:
In the series finale on Thursday evening, Milligan went 0-for-2 in an 8-6 Pride win.
Last season, in her first and only year with Louisiana, after transferring from Texas A&M, Milligan hit .326, while stealing 60 bases, becoming only the first player in school and Sun Belt Conference history to reach that mark.
A native of Vidor, Texas, Milligan hit a .307 in 2018 for Texas A&M, to go along with a .400 on-base percentage, while stealing 29 bases in 32 attempts, prior to transferring to UL.
As a freshman in 2016, Milligan hit a .379, while setting a school record with 54 stolen bases. For her efforts, she was named to the All-SEC Second Team and SEC All-Freshman Team, as well as being selected a top ten finalist for the Division I National Freshman of the Year award.
In 2017, as a sophomore, Milligan hit a .319, after being named to named to the National Player of the Year watch list before the season.
Last season, Milligan was reunited with Louisiana head coach Gerry Glasco, who was an assistant at Texas A&M, during her first two seasons.
Milligan has now been reunited with Glasco, who is the coach of the Pride, once again.
Congratulations to Keeli!